A total of five hotels in the Dominican Republic, out of 1,827 properties, have been selected as winners of the Forbes Travel Guide 2022 Star Award Winners, in its 64th annual list of Star Rating award winners, which honor the world’s most sophisticated facilities and reward refined and intuitive service.
For the 64th annual list, Forbes Travel Guide ventured into new destinations, including the Canary Islands, Greece, Ibiza and Malta. Winners include 323 five-star hotels, 558 four-star properties and 401 recommended hotels.
There are also 74 Five-Star restaurants this year, 112 Four-Star restaurants and 67 recommended restaurants, as well as 102 Five-Star and 193 Four-Star spas worldwide.
The five Dominican Republic hotels that have been selected this year in the Four-Star category are: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Amanera, Eden Roc at Cap Cana and Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club which repeat again and the JW Marriot Santo Domingo is listed in the category of recommended hotels.
The total number of facilities studied, monitored and evaluated by a series of certified inspectors is 1,827, of which by the year 2022, 1,827 will have been inspected.
of which for this year 2022, a total of 146 new properties between hotels, restaurants and spas have been included.
To find the best of the best, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors stay at each hotel for three days and two nights, posing as ordinary guests.
They test up to 900 rigorous and objective standards, from modern luxuries, such as whether a room is set up to improve sleep or whether the food and beverage options are healthy, to more traditional amenities, such as the quality of the décor and the courtesy of the staff.
Seventy-five percent of a hotel’s rating is based on service, while the remaining 25 percent is determined by the quality of its facilities.